The Northern Star Hotel in Hamilton is owned by the Ramplin family. It has grown from a small one bar hotel to a hotel that prides itself on offering an up-to-date, clean and respectable environment catering for the latest gaming machines, the best entertainment of a culturally diverse range, great friendly bars with a top brasserie/bistro dining.
Amongst the many restaurants located in Hamilton
Our restaurant has carved a special place for serving traditional Irish cuisine.
The front bar is a great place to relax and have a pint, catch up with a few mates or meet some new ones. You can sample a fine selection of imported and local beers, wines and spirits and check out the many authentic Irish displays on the shelves, walls and in the floor! Every weekend you can enjoy great live entertainment in the cosy front bar.
The Northern Star kitchen serves up the very best Irish fare with an extensive menu that would please anyone looking for a taste of Ireland. Try the traditional bangers and mash, featuring Irish sausages served on a bed of mashed potatoes and rich gravy; or the Beef and Guinness Pie, with thick chunks of beef and vegetables, simmered in the rich beer, topped with pastry and served with mash.
21 BEERS ON TAP
HAPPY HOUR MONDAY TO FRIDAY $7 PINTS
MONDAYS 10 FOR 10
- CHEFS SELECTION MENU WITH 10 CHOICES ALL FOR $10
- AVAILABLE MONDAY NIGHTS FROM 5:30PM
TFI FRIDAYS 2 FOR 1
- CHOOSE ANY 2 MEALS FROM THE CHEFS SELECTION MENU AND ONLY PAY FOR ONE!
- 5:30PM TO 6:30PM
- $16.50 SIRLOIN STEAK & FREE MIDDY (James Squire)
- Served with Chips & Salad and Sauce.
- (Beer can be swapped for a Middy of post mix)
Are you up for the challenge?
Cooked to perfection, with Chips, Sauce and Garden Salad $45
- FINISH IN 20 MINUTES AND GET A NORTHERN STAR T-SHIRT + PHOTO ON THE WALL OF FAME AND YOU CAN KEEP THE BONE!
Live original music
"We have maintained LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC for the last 22 years at Northern Star Hotel, which we are very proud of. We have supported the likes of Missy Higgins, John Butler Trio, The Whitlams and many other emerging artists in their music by having them play at the hotel back before anyone knew who they were."
Our accommodation units are situated in the heart of Hamilton’s CBD with pricing starting from $90
Fronting one of Newcastle’s most prominent streets, BEAUMONT STREET, guests will enjoy our prime location which is only 10 minutes’ walk from the attractions of Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Newcastle Race Course. Within walking distance from our Newcastle accommodation units, guests can enjoy one of the best shopping districts at their doorstep. Guests will be delighted to find Darby Street, Newcastle Wharf, Westfield Kotara Shopping Centre and pools / beaches nearby.
Traditional Irish Pub
THE FIRST IRISH PUB ESTABLISHED IN BEAUMONT STREET HAMILTON
The Ramplin Family own The Northern Star Hotel Hamilton and is a family run hotel. The Hamilton Hotel was originally purchased by Des in 1986 as a lease hold hotel. The Northern Star Hotel has grown from a small one bar hotel to a hotel that prides itself on offering an up to date, clean and respectful environment catering for the latest gaming machines, the best entertainment of a culturally diverse range, great friendly bars with top brasserie/bistro dinning.
In 1990 the freehold of the hotel was put up for sale, which Des purchased from Tooths Pty Ltd . This meant that Des owned both the lease and the freehold of The Northern Star Hotel . The hotel has since changed with a number of renovations occurring.
The Northern Star Hamilton Hotel was not built until relatively late in the history of Hamilton (1877), however it is one of the oldest surviving hotels in the area. In the 1850’s Hamilton was known as “Borehole” after the “Borehole Pit” which was the local mine, all the residents of the area would have been employed in some manner by this mine, and a young man by the name of Thomas Tudor opened the first ever Inn in 1854, which was called “The Lame Dog”.
Thomas Tudor had a reputation as a runner and athlete. Foot racing was the principle sport of the time and professional running was booming all over the Colony of New South Wales. T. Tudor is recorded as winning one of the first ever race’s over a distance of 400 yards, and has had Tudor Street named after him, although whether this had anything to do with his running is pure speculation.
In 1877, while Beaumont St (named after one of the Borehole Mine Managers) was merely a sandy track, Richard Nicols opened a new hotel on the corner of Beaumont and James Streets, which he named the “Northern Star”. It was a brick two storey with eight bedrooms, large balcony, bar, cellar and detached brick kitchen. There was also three stall stables and a four roomed weatherboard cottage. In later years this became Hamilton’s leading hotel.
The Earth Quake of 28 December 1989 was an unexpected and traumatic experience for all those living in Newcastle. Hardest hit by the damage was Hamilton and the Newcastle CBD.
In 1996 the hotel started to be known as an Irish Pub with a large number of the local Irish community drinking Guinness at the venue. Soon after the hotel earned the reputation as an Irish Pub by Guinness recognising the venue being in the top 150 Irish hotels in Australia for Guinness. With this recognition and the venue having some of the best and most long running St Patrick’s Day’s in Newcastle the Irish flavour of the pub was enhanced by a renovation in 2003 into a traditional Irish Hotel.
In 2000 the hotel was used by the Irish Olympic team for meals and soft drinks in their preparation for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The signed team shirts by the team are proudly displayed in our restaurant area.
The hotel was a founding member of the Hamilton Liquor Accord and is also a member of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
In 2006 Des passed away and the Hamilton hotel is now run by his daughter.
Our last renovation to the Irish pub was completed in 2007 with the addition of an outdoor beer garden area in our car park.
Michelle Ramplin (Licensee) and his son John Ramplin
Northern Star hotel
112 Beaumont Street
Hamilton, NSW, 2303
Phone: 02 49 611 087